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Evans: Bring on the play-offs

Rotherham boss Steve Evans cannot wait for the League One play-offs after watching his side clinch a 6-4 win at Wolves.

Three minor pitch invasions during the closing stages threatened to take the the shine off a thrilling encounter.

Late goals by Sam Ricketts and Kevin McDonald - after Wolves striker Nouha Dicko and Rotherham striker Kieran Agard had earlier both scored hat-tricks - saw some fans stream on to the pitch and they also did at the final whistle.

Despite the setback Evans, whose side have lost two of their last three games, was upbeat as he prepares to take the team into the play-offs.

He said: "It will take a lot of time to assess that game.

"For 30 minutes in the second-half we gave them a battering and we got ourselves back in the game but our defending was poor.

"But what a fantastic advert for League One football.

"What an honour it is to come to Wolverhampton Wanderers. They are an outstanding club from top to bottom and we wish them every success in the Championship.

"People can talk about all the investment and parachute payments but you still have to produce a team that wins football matches and Kenny Jackett has done that.

"We have had many plaudits from Wolves who have told us we are the best team they have played this season.

"That is a big compliment considering the resources that they have here.

"We are disappointed with some of the aspects of our play but we are very proud of the performance, especially in that second-period.

"In that second-half I think Wolves saw an outstanding Rotherham performance.

"We are a special team and we are looking forward to the play-offs.

"We are exceptional going forward and we know we have to be better defensively.

"As a team we did not defend well enough, but we are exciting to watch.

"I would rather be watching us than watching 11 men behind the ball every week and struggling to get over the half-way line.

"We play some entertaining football."

Wolves, watched by a crowd of 30,110 - the biggest attendance at Molineux in 33 years - bounced back in style after Agard had given Rotherham a 14th-minute lead.

Dicko, who had scored six goals for Rotherham on-loan from Wigan last November and December before joining Wolves for 300,000 in January, equalised in the 21st minute before grabbing a second 13 minutes later.

Dave Edwards then doubled Wolves' advantage seven minutes before half-time.

Wolves looked to be cruising at that stage but a second strike from Agard after 61 minutes set the tone for an amazing period of play.

Dicko completed his hat-trick 10 minutes from time, but Rotherham dragged themselves level through Joe Skarz and Agard's third only for Ricketts and McDonald to seal a dramatic success.